Message Number: YG2946 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Bruce Williams, DVM
Date: 2001-04-25 15:04:00 UTC
Subject: Re: vaccine reaction

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Shelley Knudsen" <ferrets@t...>
> Would it be possible that the injection went into a lymph vessel
and because of the amount and direction of the injection, got
impacted in lymph tissue around that area? Just a thought - I may be
way off base.

Shelley -

This would be an unlikely occurrence for a number of reasons -

Lymph vessels within the subcutis are generally relatively small, and
the amount of vaccine injected, even if you could perfectly hit the
lumen, would likely result in lymphatic rupture and leakage into the
tissues of the neck.

Also, there are cervical nodes and prescapular nodes draining the
scruff of the neck - excess fluid in the lymphatics would likely be
blocked and trapped by these nodes rather than passing though to the
bridge of the nose.

Nice thought though.

With kindest regards,

Bruce H. Williams, DVM, DACVP
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